Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

How to Revive a Neighborhood with Imagination, Beauty and Art

Theaster Gates, a potter by training and a social activist by calling, wanted to do something about the sorry state of his neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. So he did, transforming abandoned buildings to create community hubs that connect and inspire those who still live there (and draw in those who don’t). Click here.

Barefoot Contessa’s Strawberry Shortcakes Deconstructed

Check out Ina Garten’s Strawberry Shortcakes Deconstructed. If you want to make your own shortcake cookies, the recipe is at the bottom of the video.
Click here to get started!

Ten-Minute Indoor Walk for Older Adults

This 10-minute indoor walking workout will help improve your cardiovascular health by getting your heart rate up and increasing strength with exercises that work your legs, glutes, core and upper body. Perfect for seniors and beginner exercisers.
Click here to give it a try!

New York Botanical Garden’s Spotlight on Orchids

This year their annual Orchid Spring show is canceled, but you can still see their beautiful collection of magnificent plants.
Click here.

Upcoming Alexandria Library

Digital Collections Around the WorldSaturday, April 17: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Learn about online collections from museums, archives, and libraries around the world. Click here to register.

So what happened on April 29, 1986?Monday, April 19: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

On April 29th, 1986, the L.A. County Library’s Central Library was engulfed in flames. What else happened that day? Register by clicking here.

Book Discussion Group – “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury  Wednesday, April 21: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month. This month we will be reading a special selection for All Alexandria Reads! Click here.



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